National Engineers Week & Scholarship Endowments
WE ARE ecstatic to announce our new $50,000 scholarship endowment benefitting students of the Penn State College of Engineering A/E program! Our Joel Shumaker will be attending the University’s 125th Anniversary Celebration and Endowment Recognition Dinner this evening. The scholarship has been announced on the College of Engineering website.
Earlier this year, we announced the establishment of a new $50,000 endowed scholarship to support engineering students majoring in mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
Approximately 40% of our technical employees are alumni of Penn State University or Pitt-Johnstown.
“We are proud to be able to establish these scholarship funds to encourage academic excellence and help students pursue their passion for engineering. The engineering programs at both universities are outstanding programs and we are pleased to be able to support them. Most importantly, we are grateful to our employees and clients for the success that makes these scholarship endowments possible.” – Thomas F. Deter, President of H.F. Lenz Company
This week is also National Engineers Week. Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951, Engineers Week, or EWeek, is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. We would like to give a huge shout-out to our employees for all that they do throughout the year to promote engineering and encourage the next generation through participating in job shadowing opportunities and bring your child to work days, attending K-12 career fairs and sponsoring STEM/STEAM activities, such as LEGO competitions. We are also proud to have provided over 30 engineering internships in the past 5 years. We are grateful to our employees for their participation and support in these activities to raise awareness and encourage youth to pursue engineering careers and create a robust and diversified workforce!